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Jul 11, 2011 8:30pm PDT
process is going on in the county of los angeles. that county is actually one of the largest voting jurisdictions in the entire nation. larger than most states. they are engaged in a robust process -- of course, the outcome of the process is a noble, but the city, our department of elections -- we should monitor to them and cooperate with them to the extent possible -- the outcome of the process is unknowable. travis county, texas, also recently completed its own two- year process, looking at issues similar to what we did. our intent was to provide strategic guidance to the board of supervisors and other interested parties. we want to provide short-term actions that can be looked at and taken immediately as well as longer term recommendations really geared toward the next step, the next move for the city. this is a very complicated topic. we do not want to make it seem like it is an easy decision for an easy turn key thing we're looking at. throughout the process, we have tried to balance privatism with innovation, thinking about the next big idea in voting systems, and also want to
Jul 11, 2011 10:30am PDT
if it is politically feasible because the bay area counties can work that closely on it. los angeles county has a lot of money that they should be getting -- $88 million. $50 million of that has been frozen by the state. that was in proposition 41 funds. because of the financial crisis, it has been frozen, but it ever beckett's unfrozen, hopefully, they will develop something -- if ever that its unfrozen. we do not know. we do not have any control over it, but that would be our hope. supervisor avalos: ok, very good, thank you. just a question about the sequoia contract which is now the dominion contract -- is that correct? when was the acquisition? did that happen? >> that happened, i believe, about a year to a year-and-a- half ago. according to the department of elections, they adopted dominion -- that is one of the footnotes of our report. the doe has indicated they intend to extend the contract through 2013. that was the option as part of the original process -- the original rfp process. supervisor avalos: has the department of elections noticed any difference from sequoia to dominion? is it exac
Jul 22, 2011 12:30am PDT
to prison for a parole violation. july 19, los angeles county increases its reward amount for information leading to arrests. the next day, july 20, los angeles police arrest two people in the beating of bryan stow. giovanni ramirez is not one of them. thursday, july 21. news of the arrest brakes. los angeles police will not comment on who the new suspects are or why this shift in the case took place. grant lodes, kron 4 news. >>> tonight we talked to bryan stow's coz he said police haven't told family members about the arrest and the attorney for giovanni ramirez says that he was not aware of the developments till the news broke tonight. >> new information in the officer involved shooting that ended the life of kenneth harding. it was thought police shot and killed him after he opened fire on them but we have new details about his death. >> reporter: this is the bullet that was found in kenneth harding's head. next to it a bullet in his pocket. these bullet belong to a .380 caliber hand gun. police say that's the gun the department has been using since 1995. >> the bullet removed from hi
Jul 3, 2011 7:00am PDT
with the unexpected consequences from their early infrastructure design. los angeles county is a land of sprawling development. with development comes hundreds of square miles of concrete, leaving no way for water to naturally soak into the ground. in areas of such widespread urbanization, flooding can be devastating. man: back in early 1930s, there was a flooding that took a lot of lives and property. as a result, the city of los angeles, in order to protect future flooding in the city, they decided to take the los angeles river and make it a flood control channel. they concreted the walls of the river in order for water to get to ocean much faster. narrator: cities throughout southern california converted natural rivers to these concrete channels, part of their storm drain systems. this allowed expanding development without the need for large flood plains. kharaghani: the los angeles river is approximately 51 miles. concrete reduces the size of the river that you need to carry the water because it speeds up the flow of water. if you'd like to remove all the concrete and to have natural system to
Jul 13, 2011 1:30pm PDT
that supervisor avalos race, i think rather than waiting for los angeles county, what we're looking for, and speak for the community that is national, is that san francisco takes the lead on this. we have the opportunity to move forward, and we did not take that opportunity and went forward with sequoia, but as jody mentioned, the time is now because this question will come up -- this issue will come up very quickly. we do want to see the county move toward open source systems that have been previously demonstrated in 2008 by open voting consortium. that is a paper ballot printing system that issues mandatory paper ballots that are perfectly printed that avoid all voter intent issues. regarding the hardware, we can certainly work with los angeles county to put together a consortium and made it will purchase so that the hardware issue would be resolved as well as the software issue. we have the ability to do this. we are looking to san francisco county for leadership. we appreciate that certain members of the board of supervisors are aware the issue and have done their homework on it. we thank you
Jul 20, 2011 5:00am PDT
for the trial at today's hearing. glance los angeles county -- >>> a los angeles county judge will hear to set back the trial. >>> this morning investigators in frank are trying -- in san francisco are trying to solve a bizarre mystery. they are working to identify a man who's body was found in a u- haul van parked on geary. a u-haul worker made the discovery since wednesday. it had been parked there for about a week and had four parking tickets on the windshield. they do not suspect foul play. >>> cal tran is asking residence to stop feeding nearby birds. the birds are nesting in three trees around the mobile home park. in order to build a sound wall 139 of the 174 trees will need to be cut down. those trees are protected by the federal birds act while birds are nesting in them. cal tran says if people stop feeding the birds that will go somewhere else to nest. >>> sal, people starting to hit the roadway something >> a little bit mike and claudine. traffic is getting busier in contra jocasta county which is one of the bay area's earlest commute. here on highway 4 just a lot of people they get
Jul 15, 2011 5:00pm PDT
of los angeles county child welfare officials and they're making arangements for him to go home to india. >>> a new jersey man pled not guilty to charges of stealing a picasso from a san francisco art gallery. the judge allowed only still photographs of him. the judge denied his request for bail reduction from $5 million to $2 million. his attorney claims this case has been overhyped and bail shouldn't be so high for a nonviolent crime. authorities say a recent raid of the home in new jersey found other stolen art work, including another picasso piece stolen from a manhattan hotel. >> san jose's police chief trying to fix a public relations nightmare after bringing in two immigration agents to help the city fight gang violence. and now is asking ice agents to meet with groups opposed to this partnership. it generated a huge bash las lash -- backlash. >> they don't need ice officer that's goring to put more fear. is it's a public safety issue. >> chief moore promised ice agents will only go after gang member was violent criminal histories. ice says the agency hasn't talked about plans yet
Jul 19, 2011 5:00pm PDT
, a political alley of schwartzeneggar. >> los angeles county leaders increased the reward in the meet beeting fan of giants fan brian stow, increasing the contribute togs $25,000. the county pledged $10,000. stow attack bid two men in the parking lot of dodger stadium after the opening game. he is still being treated at san francisco general hospital for brain injuries. police arrested this man as a prime suspect. he's not been charged in this case. he's being held on an unrelated parole violation this, brings a total rewards to $225,000. for information leading to an arrest. >> and the son of a prominent bay area lawyer will remain in jail until monday on charges he bilked clients out of millions. there prosecutor says some of the money was due to bad investments and other cases are just fraud. the process is expected to take days and his bail hearing continued until monday. >> and apple employers and investors have reason to celebrate tonight. the company just reported its best quarter ever. apple reports revenue up 82% to $28.6 billion profits increased 125% in the third quarter. ipad and
Jul 20, 2011 4:30am PDT
los angeles county supervisors have voted to increase their award to $25,000. police are still looking for two other suspects as well as witnesses to the beating. >>> we have a sad update on the orinda teenager that was buried alive. 17-year-old ryan buchanon is in a vegetative state. he was digging a sand tunnel when the sand collapsed on top of him. he was buried for ten minutes before rescue crews dug him out. >>> two men are in custody in connection with the death of a woman who's body was found burning. police spotted the suspects yesterday afternoon. now investigators say the men took off running but a helicopter was called in and they were captured within a couple hours. police are not saying how the two men are connected to the death. >>> friends and family are mourning the death of an off duty marin county sheriffs deputy who was killed while helping a friend. jim mathiesen was gunned down. he was asked to come to petaluma to help with a domestic dispute. he leaves behind a wife and two children. >>> in just a few hours yosemite park rangers will resume their search for hikers
Jul 20, 2011 12:00pm PDT
has risen to $225,000. it yesterday los angeles county supervisors voted to increase their contribution by another $25,000. 31-year-old geovany ramirez remains the prime suspect. he's still not been charged. police are looking for two other suspects as well as witnesses to the beating. >>> new zealand prime minister is in san francisco meeting with mayor ed lee. they compared notes on business, earthquakes and the america's cup. the mayor promoted him with a proclamation. he's considered one of the most -- the team is considered one of the best. >> we know we're up to pretty good competition. i spoke to gary ellison a couple of weeks ago. obviously, i wished him luck but not too much luck. >> he visited the silicon valley and met with facebook founder mark zuker berg and wellny -- mark zuckerbergberg and wealthy investors -- mark zuckerberg and wealthy investors. >>> temperatures are warming up nicely. taking a live look outside out towards san francisco and the ballpark. the first pitch is scheduled for 12:45 this afternoon and san francisco already warming up into t
Jul 12, 2011 4:30am PDT
the more liberal los angeles county. the riverside county board of supervisors will vote on the proposal today. >>> 4:50 is the time right now. we are about 12 hours away from major league baseball's all star game and tickets are still available. why some think attendance is lower this year. [ male announcer ] you don't make the world's best chicken by pressing a button. it takes a cook. we're kfc and we've got a certified cook in every restaurant freshly making the colonel's original recipe, today and every day. 11 herbs and spices, hand-breaded, hands down the world's best chicken. today is a kfc day. so bring home a real meal -- 10 pieces of that famous chicken, 3 large sides and 6 biscuits. enough real food to feed a family of four or more, just 20 bucks. today tastes so good. >>> welcome back to the morning news. it's now 4:52. we're taking a look up in space because nasa is inviting the public to share what it calls an all american meal with the crew of the shuttle atlantis on thursday. the space agency says the menu in space will include barbecued chicken, southwestern corn, bake
Jul 26, 2011 4:00am PDT
. >> los angeles county fire department. >> reporter: a sunday afternoon at the beach gone suddenly wrong. >> it's like a boogie board accident, i think he can't move off the beach. >> can you see it from your house. >> yes. it's my son. >> reporter: 13-year-old christopher schwarzenegger. on the 911 voice maria shriver's voice was as calm as can be. >> he has a collapsed lung and some broken bones. >> reporter: paramedics rushed him to the intensive care unit at ucla medical center where his famous father paid a visit. a moment of family crisis trumping marital disagreements and they issued a joint statement "while it's been a tough week christopher is surrounded by his family and friends," they said. "he is a brave boy and is expected to make a full recovery." >> the other schwarzenegger children have been tweeting. they've been asking for people's prayers. >> reporter: he's a tough little guy and i'm getting better tweeted his big sister katherine. my brother's doing a lotot bett tweeted patrick. bad timing for schwarzenegger's lawyer to file his formal response to shriver's divorce pe
Jul 19, 2011 4:30am PDT
is paco. he is from los angeles county. and last week, two hoodlums tried to rob an altadena smoke shop. paco who just moved into the neighborhood kept barking and biting at those would-be robbers. he actually scared them off. >> i was shocked! normally he is really laid back. he just sits back and take it easy. so i finally said to him, i told his owner, he finally earned his keep. you been feeding him all this time! >> he certainly did earn his keep. the thugs good way with $200 but luckily, no one was hurt. all thanks to that little 10- pound dog paco. >>> all right. 4:56 now. california's colleges paying out those big salaries while students suffer. the new push to rein in the raising. >>> plus a massive search for a missing wind surfer in the san francisco bay. this coast guard is expected to -- the coast guard is expected to give us an update shortly. while they are still holding out hope that she is alive. >> and a growing sense of anger in the san francisco bayview district after a weekend officer-involved shooting. why police are now holding a town hall meeting and some new qu
Jul 13, 2011 4:30am PDT
booked in a los angeles county jail on suspicion of driving under the influence. sheriff deputies say they pulled king over yesterday east of los angeles for breaking several traffic rules. king gained notoriety when he became the victim of a videotaped beating by officers. his acquittal led to the 1992 los angeles riots. most recently he appeared on the show celebrity rehab to battle alcoholism. >>> former employees of mi. ♪ [ music ] pueblo markets claiming a san jose based store did not pay them for all of their hours worked. the workers also say the company retaliated against them when they tried to improve working conditions. they have not responded to our request for comment on the story. >>> some netflix users are upset over the company's plans to raise its prices. the rental service is separating its mail and internet streaming services. users who want both will have to buy two plans costing at least $16 a month. now that's up from a $10 bundled price previously offered. the increase starts immediately for new customers. current subscribers will have to pay more starting sep
Jul 20, 2011 12:00pm PDT
county, they recently approved a project in which there will be reeling -- railing from los angeles to imperial county. that was a two-year puc process. i know that has not taken place in this project. that, i think, also is going to be a big question. if there is a two-year process, if that got started today, he may be able to completed prior to 2015, but if there were additional questions that clinton the -- that would lengthen the process, recology may not be in the position to dispose of that waste in 2015. lastly, the other additional unanswered question that you have is the fact that recology has filed for an amendment to the conditional use permit that would allow rail transport to take place. the processes in its infancy. they have not decided what environmental impact there might be, as well as all the processes that would take place before the board. i think as responsible supervisors, which i am sure you are, you would prefer to delay and wait until you know for sure. thank you very much. supervisor chu: thank you. it is great to see you. >> good morning. my name is dr. r
Jul 20, 2011 7:00am PDT
trial of michael jackson's doctor could be delayed again. today, a los angeles county judge will consider dr. mur pray's request to push back the trial set now for latest -- for late september. murray is accused of giving jackson a lethal dose of a powerful an necessary tick -- anesthetic. >>> authorities are working to find a man whose van was parked that had -- whose van was parked and had four parking tint on the windshield. authorities are trying to figure out the cause of death but they do not suspect foul play. >>> a police chase in los angeles, and a carjacking suspect. the suspect crashed into a fire hydrant and sheared it off. >>> let's check in with sal. hopefully nothing quite that traumatic. >> let's take a look at this problem we have on 101 southbound in santa clara. this is the san thomas expressway. this fatal crash is blocking three lanes of 101 here on southbound 101 near the san thomas expressway. northbound 101 is the bigger problem, this fatal crash happened about an hour and a half ago involving a motorcycle and a van. i want to show you a live look at
Jul 25, 2011 2:05am EDT
's david wright. >> los angeles county fire department. >> reporter: maria shriver made the 911 call herself last sunday from her malibu beach house. >> it's like a boogie board accident, i think. he can't move off the beach. maybe like broken ribs or something like that. >> so you see it from your house? >> yeah, it's my son. >> how old's your son? >> 13. >> reporter: increase sort of schwarzenegger apparently suffered multiple broken bones and a collapsed young. >> as far as you know is he awake and breathing? >> yes, he's awake and breathing. he can't move, he's having trouble breathing. >> reporter: the boy was taken to ucla medical center where tmz spotted his famous father. a moment of crisis trumping marital differences. >> maria is basically sleeping at the hospital. as you might in your child was in this serious an accident. she's been there round the clock. arnold has been there too. >> reporter: schwarzenegger and shriver issued a joint statement. while it's been a tough week, christopher is surrounded by his family and friends. he's a brave boy and is expected to make a f
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Jul 6, 2011 7:00pm EDT
such issues as pilot fatigue. >>> the los angeles county sheriff's department charging three mothers with using a school pta to run a ponzi scheme in which they defrauded folks of their life savings. the suspected windle started back in 2008 when the women told fellow pta members they had the exclusive right to sell product from a well known local dairy to disneyland and other retailers. it went bust when an irate investor demanded his cash. police arrested two of the women on 22 felony charges. the third woman already behind bars after she pleaded guilty to related charges in san bernardino county. >>> 750 million people now use facebook. 750 million according to the founder mark zuckerberg. today he announced new ways all of those people can stay connected. facebook is partnering with skype to let users make video calls. a web camera that plugs into your computer and a facebook account. they are working on a new service so multiple people can video chat at the same time. >>> casey anthony's parents now reportedly getting death threats. their attorney joins us live, coming right up.
Jul 20, 2011 4:00pm PDT
, serious collateral damage from a los angeles-county car crash. >> interest tl is one product that really works. and next, i'll show you the bargain blender that performs better than some of the pricey model autos then later at 5:00 first lady's newest plan to get people living in america's food desert to eat healthy. >>> there is a beautiful july day and seems folks are spending it in their cars, traffic is very heavy, and they're headed to the bridge or south to the peninsula. there are lots of ways to cool off, but it's whipping up an icy drink is probably at the top of the list. >> you have to have a blender that is up to the challenge and michael finney is here to tell use if there is one thing i care brks it's blenders this time of the year. there are new blenders that can minimize counter space. i've got the low down on which do the job the best. blenders can do a lot more these days than just, well, blend. some chop food, others make juice or blend, cooking soup. consumer reports tested nearly 50 blenders to find the very best. included in this test, one from celebrity chef wolfga
Jul 6, 2011 9:00pm EDT
believes about american education, yet the summer school budget in los angeles county this summer went from an $18 million budget to a $3 million budget. not that we think it's a better idea to not have summer school in l.a. this year, we're just not doing it. tough times. we choose to cut back on that. the u.s. senate was supposed to be off this week for the july 4th recess. they decided to stay in d.c., instead, to have a big fight in washington about what we are going to prioritize in this country, what we are going to spend money on and not going to spend money on. the president said yesterday the fight about the debt ceiling is not going to be some short-term stop-gap measure to tie the fight over to another day. the president said he wants to have the fight now. we are coming out of the great recession, but still tough times economically. given that, how should we be allocating our resources as a country? the republican stance in this big argument, the republican position is that they will not allow taxes to go up one penny, even if democrats only want to raise taxes on the richest pe
Jul 27, 2011 5:00pm PDT
los angeles county, the accident happening about 1:25 this afternoon in the community of little rock. it is not a heavily poplated area, but some homes were evacuated while the officials determine if any cars contain hazardous materials and are leaking. no injuries at this time have been reported. >>> and tonight the debt showdown is getting intense, just six days until the country hits the borrowing limit. and as democrats and republicans work on several plans to raise the debt limit, here is what our lawmakers are doing to find the solution. bay area lawmakers say their constituents fear a default, telling them? >> i'm scared about my social security benefits. >> we're tired of this, fix it. >> reporter: but as of tonight there is no fix. house speaker john boehner delayed a key vote after government number crunchers found his proposal wouldn't deliver the deficit savings promised. he defended the plan. >> he is keeping the promise to cut spending more than any increase in the debt limit with no tax hikes. >> reporter: bay area democrats had hard words for the plan new . >> i don't
Jul 19, 2011 6:00pm EDT
a run-in with paco, the chihuahua, when they tried to rob a smoke shop in los angeles county. they ended up with cash, but not everything they could have taken thanks to a big bark from a neighbor dog. paco is usually laid back and quiet. not this time, though. neither the dog nor the owner was hurt. >> everybody needs a paco. >> yeah. >> that's a big watchdog. >> they're going to have them at every single convenience store now. >>> we have storms that are actually firing up and becoming a little stronger, especially in southern portions of maryland, southern prince georges county, charles county. the biggest storm still back to the west into west virginia. jefferson county right now around charlestown getting hit fairly hard by that storm. that one's coming through portions of western louden
Jul 25, 2011 3:05am EDT
here. shirley pulled up to this motel in los angeles county and took a job as the motel cleaning woman in exchange for a free room. and if it wasn't much, at least it gave them some measure of stability and they signed up at a local school. junior high for pepper, high school for renee. >> shirley would tell us girls don't go to school, they get married. why do you want to go to school. i didn't like being late to school. i didn't like being absent all the time. >> so they got themselves up every morning and went to school. and kept going. and then pepper was 12, eight of those years with shirley, when she saw her chance to escape, and seized it. she made herself useful as a baby-sitter for the couple next door in room 109. and when the family moved out of the motel, pepper went with them. but it didn't last long. pepper's new household caught in its own spiral of alcoholism and dysfunction was as troubled and messy as her own life was. she swallowed her pride and moved back to room 110, colonial motel. even by then, shirley didn't seem to care much what she did. >> i remember when i w
Jul 12, 2011 5:00am PDT
california. the new state would not include the more liberal los angeles county. the riverside county board of supervisors will vote on the proposal today. >>> time now 5:47. former foster city councilman ron cox has died. he was 61 years old. he'd been struggling with declining health brought on by complications related to diabetes. now cox was first selected to the city council in 1999. he was there until his second term expired in 2007. at the time of his death he was an active member of the city's planning commission. cox is survived by his wife and three children. now memorial service is scheduled for 1:30 friday at the central peninsula church in foster city. >>> well, happening right now. they are getting ready for walk space shuttle. and michael and ron take a look here. here's inside the -- i believe we're inside the space station right now. they get ready to -- yep, we are live up inside the space station. they're getting ready to head outside. they plan to retrieve a broken ammonia pump from the outside of the space station. now nasa has extended this final shuttle mission. atlan
Jul 12, 2011 6:00am PDT
california counties to join together and form south california. his proposed new state would not include los angeles county. if riverside county board of supervisors will vote on that idea today. >>> well, tonight is major league baseball's all star game. but it seems more people would rather watch it at home. ticket sales have been slow despite lower than usual prices. the official lowest price is $90 but we just checked and found them through ticket brokers for as little as $65. down in the last hour. you have to travel to phoenix and some fans blame arizona's triple digit temperatures. of course you can watch the game for free from home right here on ktvu channel 2. game time 5:00 tonight. >>> i'll do that. >> okay. >> i'll watch sal now. >>> how's our commute, sal? >>> doing okay. as a matter of fact we are doing very nicely here if you are driving on the bay bridge approach nice for this time anyway. short delay about eight minutes then you're off to the bridge. no problems. 237 also some good traffic with just a little bit of slow down here and in contra costa county stop and go in ant
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Jul 19, 2011 4:00pm PDT
olay. >> shepard: cool critter time now. the story of perhaps the most likely attack dog in los angeles county, seems two guys and a gun are no match for this dog. >> like many of his contemporaries he demands respect. he struts around with pride. always prepared for a nap. >> normally is he really laid back. is he just sitting back taking it easy. >> but what this chihuahua lacks in attitude and size. >> give me your money. >> he made up for with determination when two robbers burst into his owner's smoke shop. [barking] >> the chihuahua chasing the bad guys out of there cops won't say. the owner seems more concerned about the dog. >> when i saw the video and when i saw them pointing the gun at packco it sent a chill down my back. >> the message here is don't mess with the dog. >> he was a rescue dog so i suggest everybody rescue a dog from the pound. you never know when you are going to need them. before we go our team's top five things of the day. number five, nfl hall of famer karl he willer taking part in talks to end the lockout saying there could be a deal this week. number four,
Jul 23, 2011 7:00am PDT
's david wright has the story. >> los angeles county fire department. >> reporter: maria shriver made the 911 call herself last sunday from her malibu beach house. >> it's like a boogie board accident i think. he can't move off the beach. maybe like broken ribs or something like that. >> can you see it from your house? >> yeah, it's my son. >> how old is your son? >> 13. >> reporter: christopher schwarzenegger apparently suffered multiple broken bones and a collapsed lung. >> as far as you know, is he awake and breathing? >> yeah, he's awake and breathing he can't move. he's having trouble breathing. >> reporter: the boy was taken to ucla medical center where tmz spotted his famous father coming for a visit, a moment of crisis trumping marital differences. >> maria is basically sleeping at the hospital as you might if your child was in this serious an accident. she's been there round the clock. arnold has been there too. >> reporter: schwarzenegger and shriver issued a joint statement, "while it's been a tough week, christopher is surrounded by his family and friends" they said. "he's
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